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Abstract Title: Pilot Testing of the Modeling Instruction Curriculum
Abstract: At Florida International University we are developing a Curriculum Guide and set of comprehensive video and digital resources to support the implementation of Modeling Instruction. In preparation for dissemination of the curriculum materials and instructor support guide, we pilot tested the curriculum guide. An instructor with no previous experience teaching introductory physics using Modeling Instruction utilized the curriculum guide and instructor resources. To better understand how to support Modeling Instruction curriculum use, we conducted interviews with the instructor during and after the semester. We have identified three types of instructional resources germane to implementing Modeling Instruction. The instructor brought considerable resources based on prior teaching experiences. Several resources were developed during the instruction with assistance of the curriculum materials. Finally, several resources were not developed. We investigate the role that these resources play in instruction and how to structure faculty professional development that supports the development of instructional resources.
Abstract Type: Contributed Poster Presentation

Author/Organizer Information

Primary Contact: Jared Durden
Florida International University
11200 SW 8 St
Miami, FL 33199
Phone: 4179881765
and Co-Presenter(s)
Eric Brewe
Renee Michelle Geortzen